The Baba Vida Castle, located on the banks of the Danube River and surrounded by a water trench, is the main attraction of the city and the only fully preserved medieval fortress in Bulgaria.
During the Roman Empire there was a bastion on this site functioning as the seat of a small garrison with an observation tower, around which the fortress was gradually built. Later, local governors used it as a feudal castle.
The Baba Vida Fortress Museum is among the Hundred National Tourist Sites of the Bulgarian Tourist Union. It is open on weekdays from 08:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs and on public holidays from 09:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs.
You can also visit: the Regional History Museum, the Konaka Museum, the Cross Barracks, the Nikola Petrov Art Gallery, the Vidin Metropolis Palace, the Mausoleum of Antim I, the Mihalaki Georgiev Regional Library, as well as the St. Dimitar Cathedral, which is the second tallest in Bulgaria after Sofia's Alexander Nevsky and has been declared a cultural monument. Apart from Christian churches, in Vidin you can also visit the Vidin Synagogue, as well as the mosque where the Osman Pazvantoglu library is located.
The Vladimir Trendafilov Drama Theatre and the State Puppet Theatre are also open for visitors.
The entry fee for visiting museums is BGN 4.00, for students and pensioners it is BGN 2.00